Daily Archives: November 19, 2016

How do you begin your prayer?


Consider this text that I just read on the M’Cheyne train just now.

“To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭123:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

As the people said (or, perhaps, sang) the Psalms of ascent, they were using God’s holy word, preparing their hearts to worship, to pray.

I use a group of God glorifying Psalms whenever I begin my morning prayers. From a thoughtful teacher I learned that praying these kinds of Scripture reminds me that God is God. He is sovereign. Nothing escapes His notice. Thus when I come to my list of requests (like when I pray for you) I can confidently lay my requests in my Father’s lap and go on with my day in peace. This text is being added to my list:

“To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭123:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/psa.123.1.esv

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